Are you having back pain with any of the following?

  • Severe pain, weakness or tingling in your leg(s).
  • Difficulty stopping urination or loss of control of bladder or bowels.
  • Unexplained fever, nausea or vomiting.
  • A history of cancer or unexplained weight loss.

We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.

We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.

Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.

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Survive and Thrive: Cancer Fighting Cooking Classes

Sep 01, 2012

By Dr. Anita Lee and Anzonette Pitet, RD


Eating healthy, maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active, and reducing stress have always been the hallmarks of disease and cancer prevention. Thanks to ongoing research, we now know that the same healthy lifestyle approach has a great impact on healing and recovery after cancer therapy and for cancer survivorship as a whole.

Healthy nutrition helps nourish your body, giving you the energy you need to resume a productive and active lifestyle more quickly after cancer therapy. But for many cancer survivors, eating healthy also becomes an important goal. It’s one of the aspects of daily living that you can control, giving a renewed sense of hope and empowerment.

To support the goal of healthy eating during treatment, we created two new classes recommended for patients who have completed active treatment. The Cancer Fighting Cooking class, created in collaboration with Whole Foods Markets, is a hands-on class designed to teach simple ways to incorporate cancer-fighting foods into your daily diet. A nutrition specialist will also discuss how to vary ingredients to suit your individual taste and needs.

This cooking class was initially funded by the generous donation of one of our cancer survivors.

In our Nutrition Basics class, a registered dietitian will guide you through the benefits of healthy eating and the effects of nutritional changes in survivorship and general wellness. Learn how to identify healthy choices and how to make them everyday habits.

Both classes are open to Kaiser Permanente members and the community. For dates, times, locations, and registration information, call 408-366-4284. You can also visit our Survive and Thrive: Cancer Survivorship Program site for ongoing support and education opportunities to our members.

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